STAR ANCESTORS explores the fascinating and profound connections that exist between"Ancient Astronauts" and Indigenous Peoples throughout Mesoamerica. The documentary film details a Pan-American genesis story crediting forefathers from off this Earth in a shared communion.
Over the past twelve years, Nancy Red Star has been documenting and writing about the Star Nations contact to this end she has published six books that provides her with a unique opportunity to bridge "mainstream" with ancient indigenous cultures.
In an unprecedented series of interviews, STAR ANCESTORS reveals, for the first time, the unifying themes between science and what we call spirit. This will allow us to recognize that the ongoing close encounters of Indigenous Peoples of planet Earth are connected, in modern times, with ancient wisdom from the past. And, this knowledge brings instructions on how we are to care take this planet.
Coming into view is the indigenous prophecy ~prophecies carved on rocks, etched in temples, choreographed in sacred dances, and beaded on story belts over thousands of years. STAR ANCESTORS provides the viewer with the stunning impact of visual documentation ~ all exquisitely photographed in evocative locations and aligned with a unique musical score.
Keepers around the world have seen the signs occurring. These signs show the Timekeepers’ that they must speak their closely held knowledge regarding our laws of origin, the formation of culture, traditions, and ceremony. Together, we look beyond color, beyond race, beyond borders~ into the Cosmos to view our rightful place in interstellar space.
In memory of the Late Phil Lucas ~ Co-Director and Director of Photography
Emmy and Award-winning filmmaker Phil Lucas has probably written,
produced and directed more film and television programs than any
other single American Indian filmmaker alive today. His emotional
and cultural sensitivity with Indian People gives him keen insight
into the presentation of native subjects in a way that honors those
people while making their stories understandable and accessible to
the world at large. His credits include~ The Broken Chain (TV movie
for TNT Network, Co-Producer), The Native Americans (Documentary
Series for TBS, Director), The Honor of All (Director), Healing the
Lucas graduated from Western Washington State, in 1970 with a degree
in Visual Communications. Over the past 25 years he has made more
than 100 documentary film and video programs including the
award-winning PBS series, Images of Indians, The Honor of All,
Walking with Grandfather, and the Emmy nominated, American Indian
Dance Theatre: Dances For The New Generations. He also directed two
hours of the Emmy winning, Native American Series, for TBS, and
Co-produced The Broken Chain, a feature film for Turner Network
Television. In addition, he wrote produced and edited an
award-winning film biography on the late Apache Sculptor, Allan
Houser, entitled Allan Houser: The Lifetime Works Of An American
Master, which was completed in 1999.
John Trudell ~ Theme Song"These
Memories" John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist,
actor and activist whose international following reflects the
universal language of his words, work and message. Trudell (Santee
Sioux) was a spokesperson for the Indian of All Tribes occupation of
Alcatraz Island from 1969 to 1971. He then worked with the American
Indian Movement (AIM), serving as Chairman of AIM from 1973 to 1979.
In February of 1979, a fire of unknown origin killed Trudell's wife,
three children and mother-in-law. It was through this horrific
tragedy that Trudell began to find his voice as an artist and poet,
writing, in his words, ,to stay connected to this reality.
In 1982, Trudell began recording his poetry to traditional Native
music and in 1983 he released his debut album Tribal Voice on his
own Peace Company label. Trudell then teamed up with the late
legendary Kiowa guitarist Jesse Ed Davis. Together, they recorded
three albums during the 1980's. The first of these, AKA Graffiti
Man, was released in 1986 and dubbed the best album of the year
by Bob Dylan. AKA Graffiti Man served early notice of
Trudell's singular ability to express fundamental truths through a
unique mix of poetry, Native music, blues and rock. Since that time,
Trudell has released seven more albums plus a digitally re-mastered
collection of his early Peace Company cassettes. His 2002 CD,
Bone Days, was executive produced by Academy Award winning
actress Angelina Jolie and released on the Daemon Records label.
His latest double album, Madness & The Moremes, showcases more than
five years of new music and includes special Ghost Tracks of old
favorite Trudell tunes made with legendary Kiowa guitarist Jesse Ed
Davis. This internet only release offers a full range of classic
Trudell poetry there are lyrics filled with penetrating insight
and others with knock out humor, all put to some of the best music
Bad Dog has ever made together. Madness and The Moremes is
available now on www.johntrudell.com
In addition to his music career, Trudell has played roles in a
number of feature films, including a lead role in the Mirimax movie
Thunderheart and a major part in Sherman Alexie's Smoke
Signals. He most recently played Coyote in Hallmark's made for
television movie, Dreamkeeper.
Dean Stockwell ~ Narrator During the 1940's Robert Dean Stockwell was a popular child
actor, appearing with Abbot and Costello in Hollywood
(1945), The Boy with the Green Hair (1948) and in The
Secret Garden (1949). His success continued into adulthood.
Together with Jason Robards and Ralph Richardson, he won Best Actor
at Cannes for playing in Long Days Journey into Night
(1962); he'd formerly won the award for his performance in
Compulsion (1959) shared with Orson Welles and Bradford Dillman.
Stockwell also appeared in Blue Velvet (1986), Air
Force One (1997), The Rainmaker (1997) and The
Manchurian Candidate (2004). He also co-starred in television's
Quantum Leap (1989-93). He was nominated for an Oscar for
playing mafia don in Married to the Mob (1988). In
addition, Stockwell heads up the Sci-Fi Conventions all over the
world. This year, Phenomenon: Lost Archives was hosted by
him on a 6 DVD set as well as Star Trek Enterprise Season 3
released on DVD. Robert Dean Stockwell is a National Treasure and
has appeared in over 125 films to date.
Jim Wilson ~ Film Music
Jim Wilson begun work in 1988 on a "New Native" project entitled
"Shaman's Dream of the Animal Spirits". Although this extended opera
concept was never finished, many of the songs would later be
released as single compositions ("Coyote Dance", Music for the
In 1992, Wilson decided to re-locate back to the United States where
he was soon contacted by Robbie Robertson who had heard some of the
"Shaman" tracks while visiting with mutual friends in Vancouver.
Work was begun on both the soundtrack for the TBS six hour
documentary and the album "Music for the Native Americans". Both
projects were completed by 1994 with the documentary series winning
three Emmy awards and the album selling over a million copies world
In 1995 a new album was released through Triloka records under the
name " Little Wolf Band" and titled "Dream Song". This would be a
highly acclaimed addition to the growing "New Native" genre.
Immediately following "Dream Song", work was begun on a "World Beat"
album entitled "Transendence" under the name "Tulku". This project
marked the beginning of many collaborations with Jai Uttal,Geoffrey
Gordon and Krishna Das. In the fall of the same year, Jai Uttal and
Jim Wilson co-produced the first Krishna Das release "One Track
Olga Khariditi and Jim
In 1996 Wilson and Gordon teamed up to write and produce an album
with the Russian born author, Olga Kharitidi . Her book "Entering
the Circle" was a highly acclaimed exploration into the mysterious
realm of Siberian shamanism. In this recording Kharitidi and Wilson
created a musical journey that remains true to the trance experience
of the Altai shamans.
Later in this year Wilson was invited by David Silver of Mercury
records to produce a posthumus album with pop icon Timothy Leary.
With tracks from a 1967 Mercury release "Turn on ,Tune in ,and Drop
out" and interviews from just before his death (a span of 30 years)
came the creation of "Beyond Life". With contributions from Fiorella
Terenzi, the Moody Blues, and Ministry's Al Jourgensen, this album
went on to become a cult classic. Also included on this album is a
collaboration between Wilson and Allen Ginsberg entitled "A Tale of
The second Tulku album "Season of Souls" was written and produced
for Triloka with guest artist Mamek Khadem, Mayan elder Don
Allejendro,and Krishna Das.
In 1997 Wilson produced the self titled "Walela" album with Rita
Coolidge, Laura Satterfield, and Priscilla Coolidge. This album has
proven to be a classic in the "New Native" genre, winning two NAMA
In the same vein, the second Little Wolf album entitled "Wolf Moon"
was also completed along with a writing and production collaboration
with Robbie Robertson for the "Contact from the Underworld of Redboy"
album. The "Redboy" album received two grammy nominations and was
featured on VH1 and PBS specials.
Teaming up with fellow Santa Fean, Consuelo Luz, Wilson produced the
"Dezeo" cd which brings ancient sephardic prayers in ladino and
traditional love songs into a contemporary world beat setting. The
track "Los Bilbilicos" was featured on the Buddha Bar compilation by
In a tribute to world peace, Wilson then wrote and produced
"Ecclesia" with fellow musician and author James Twyman ("Praying
Peace"and "The Emissary of Light"). Based on peace prayers from all
the religious traditions of the world, this album creates an ambient
trance dance excursion into the common hope of all peoples.
In February 2002 a new Tulku album,"A Universe to Come".has been
released through New Earth records.
At the opening ceremonies of the Salt Lake Winter Games, Robbie
Robertson, Walela and Jim Wilson gave a live performance of three
songs for the world wide telecast
George Burdeau ~ Creative
Consultant George Burdeau, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, has been
a director and producer for more than 30 years. He received an Emmy
Award for The Native Americans (1993-1994) and a Peabody
Award for Surviving Columbus: First Encounters (1990). He
is the founding dean of the Communications Department of the
Institute of American Indian Arts and former director of the
National Center for the Production of Native Images, both in Santa
Fe , NM . Burdeau was the first American Indian director in the
Director's Guild of America. He served as chairman of the Indian
Arts and Crafts Board, board member of the Institute for the
Preservation of the Original Languages of Americas, board chair of
the Institute of Native Culture and Communication, and founding
board member of the Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium.
Some of Burdeau's films are, The Witness (1998), Who
Owns the Past (1999), Stories Told in the Dark (1999),
Backbone to the World: The Blackfeet (1997), The Native
Americans/The Plains: Part 1 and 2 (1996) Storytellers of
the Pacific (1994), The Pueblo People (1991). Burdeau
is a leading American Indian Filmmaker who has worked in Hollywood
on Television shows; his most notorious being That's Incredible
Edward Griego ~ Special Effects
Edward Griego is the owner of Coyote Productions, a full service
video/film production company in Taos , New Mexico. As an
experienced editor of documentary films/television commercials and
programs for broadcast he has strong project management skills from
start to finish with over 15 years of experience as an editor.
Griego is fully computer literate with programs such as FinalCutPro
HD for editing, Adobe After Effects and Motion for special effects,
plus DVD Studio Pro 4 for DVD authoring and mastering. Griego
directed, edited and was the director of photography for Taos
Artists Quick Draw (2005), a short film documenting the use of art
done by over 90 Taos artists and auctioned to fund the future of the
TCA. Edward was the Editor and Co-Producer for Do it for Uncle
Graham (2004) documenting New Mexico's 60 year legacy of nuclear
weapons creation and manufacturing and dire effects on the health
and lives of all people in the state (Just US Productions, LLC:
Candy Jones Producer, 2004 Santa Fe Film Festival). He was Editor
and assistant DP for Taos Voices (2004), documenting the stories of
people who lost ownership of land passed down through Spanish Land
Grants in Northern New Mexico (Agua y Tierra Productions - Roberto
Romero Producer, Taos Vision Quest). As DP/Editor and DVD Author,
Griego worked on Chi Nei Tsang (2005), an Instructional Video
teaching the ancient art of Chinese healing with Carolyn Diel,
Master of Chi Nei Tsang (White Cloud Institute, Conscious Goddess
LLC: Eileen Meyer Producer) This two disc set of instructional video
was created for the United States and Australian marketplace. As
Director of Photography/Editor for Peruvian Whistles (2004), Griego
created a Documentary Film for Daniel Statnekov who produced this
film on the making of re-creations of the sacred whistling vessels
discovered in the highlands of Peru . Additionally Griego Edited &
Co-produced The American Fly Fisher (2000), a thirty minute program
for television pilot (Tight Line Productions - Barrie Bush
Jennifer Templeman ~ Film Website Editor
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